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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 5
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION 5
FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 6
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 11
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 14
THE CURRICULUM 15
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 18
GRADUATE STUDY 18
GRADING SYSTEM 18
TUITION AND FEES 19
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 19
STUDENT LOAN FUNDS 20
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE 20
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT 20
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS 21
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 22
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERINARIANS 22
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEMBERS EX OFFICIO
William G. Stratton, Governor of Illinois Springfield
Vernon L. Nickell, Superintendent of Public Instruction .... Springfield
Cushman B. Bissell 135 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago 3
Mrs. Doris S. Holt 330 E. Sixth Street, Flora
Park Livingston 3600 N. River Road, Franklin Park
Wirt Herrick 1201/2 E. Main Street, Clinton
Mrs. Frances B. Watkins 5831 Blackstone Avenue, Chicago 37
Kfnney E. Williamson Sixth Floor, Lehmann Building, Peoria 2
Earl M. Hughes Hughes Farms, Route 1, Woodstock
Wayne A. Johnston 135 E. Eleventh Place, Chicago 5
Timothy W. Swain 912 Central National Bank Building, Peoria 2
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
Park Livingston, President Franklin Park
Anthony J. Janata, Secretary Urbana
Herbert O. Farber, Comptroller Urbana
Clarence W. Weldon, Treasurer Chicago
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION
David Dodds Henry, Ph.D., LL.D., HH.D., Litt.D., L.H.D., D.Sc.Ed., Ped.D.,
President of the University
Gordon N. Ray, Ph.D., Vice-President and Provost
Herbert Otis Farber, A.M., C.P.A., Vice-President and Comptroller
Anthony James Janata, A.B., Executive Assistant to the President
Frederick Theodore Wall, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate College
Fred Harold Turner, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Charles Wilson Sanford, Ph.D., Dean of Admissions and Records
THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Carl Alfred Brandly, D.V.M., M.S., Dean of the College; Professor of Vet-
erinary Microbiology and Public Health
Robert Graham, B.S., D.V.M., Dean of the College and Professor of Veteri-
nary Pathology and Hygiene, Emeritus
Joseph Ortan Alberts, V.M.D, Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Patholooy
and Hygiene; Head of Department
Thomas Robert Bonner Barr, M.R.C.V.S., M.V.Sc, Instructor in Veterinary
Pathology and Hygiene }
Paul Donald Beamer, D.V.M, Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Loyd Edwin Boley, D.V.M., M.S., Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine-
Head of Department
Marjorie Elizabeth Braun, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and
Bruce Orr Brodie, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Marjorie T. Brown, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Marion Emeline Compton, B.S., R.N, Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and
Denzil Ellis Dees, M.S., D.V.M, Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and
Stanley Victor Delidow, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Deam Ferris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Thomas Edward Fritz, D.V.M, Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and
Albert Owen Griffiths, D.V.M, Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Lvle Eugene Hanson, D.V.M, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Veterinary
Pathology and Hygiene
Harry Jr. Hardenbrook, D.V.M, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary
Ray Davenport Hatch, D.V.M, M.S., Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medi-
Alvin Bernard Hoerlein, D.V.M, Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology
Virginia K. th Evens, B.S, Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Merlin LeMoyne Kaeberle, D.V.M, Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medi-
Jl UUS PETER KrEIER, D.V.M, M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and
Norman Dion Li vim. Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Donald Roberi Linqard, D.V.M., [nstructor in Veterinary Pathology and
1 1 giene
l< "'"• Pa ' ' Link, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Physiology and
Phai iii.k ologj
Roberi Marvin Mai k. B.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Draoi ii'. Maksic, D.V.M., [nstructor in Veterinarj Clinical Medicine
()\i Parkas H MALHOTRA, B.V.Sc, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Physiology
John Patrick Manning, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Man ford Edward Mansfield, B.S., D.V.M., Associate Professor of Veterinary
Wai ri r Loy Myers, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Di w [rwin Newton, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and Phar-
Rn hard Albert Xotzold, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Robert Rix Pensinger, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Physiology and Phar-
Thomas Neil Phillips, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Ei.wood Frank Reber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology
Elizabeth Jeane Reeves, M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and His-
Harry Elmer Rhoades, M.S., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
James Elmer Ross, B.S., Editor (with rank of Assistant)
Alvix Harold Safanie, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and
Lorenz Edward St. Clair, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Anatomy
and Histology; Head of Department
Jesse Sampson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Physiology and Phar-
macology; Head of Department
Alfred George Schiller, D.V.M., M.S., Associate Professor of Veterinary
Ernest Victor Stromlund, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and
Richard Martin Thomas, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology
Adolf Michal Watrach, M.R.C.V.S., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pa-
thology and Hygiene
George Theodore Woods, D.V.M., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Extension
John William Yusken, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Physiology and Phar-
cooperating staff members
From the Library
Marian Theresa Estep, A.M., Veterinary Medicine Librarian (with rank of
From the State Department of Agriculture
Mrs. Muriel Peel Fetzner, A.B., Chemist I
Jesse Ronald Pickard, D.V.M., B.S., Veterinarian III (Supervisor)
Edwin Evan Pilchard, Jr., D.V.M., Animal Pathologist I
Mrs. Marian Ann Watrach, M.S., Bacteriologist I
CALENDAR 1957-195 9
1957 — FIRST SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Sept. 3, Tues. — Sept. 6, Fri.
Freshman week and registration Sept. 9, Mon. — Sept. 14, Sat.
Instruction begins Sept. 16, Mon.
Thanksgiving vacation begins Nov. 27, Wed., 1 p.m.
Thanksgiving vacation ends Dec. 2, Mon., 1 p.m.
Illinois Day (State admitted to the Union, 1818) Dec. 3, Tues.
Christmas vacation begins Dec. 20, Fri., 1 p.m.
Christmas vacation ends Jan. 2, Thurs., 1 p.m.
Study Day (classes dismissed) Jan. 16, Thurs.
Semester examinations Jan. 17, Fri. — Jan. 25, Sat.
195 8 — SECOND SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Jan. 28, Tues. — Jan. 31, Fri.
Registration Feb. 3, Mon. — Feb. 5, Wed.
Instruction begins Feb. 6, Thurs.
University Day (University opened, 1868) March 2, Sun.
Spring vacation begins April 2, Wed., 1 p.m.
Spring vacation cuds April 7, Mon., 1 p.m.
Honors Day (classes dismissed at noon) May 2, Fri.
Study Day (hisses dismissed) May 27, Tues.
Semester examinations May 28, Wed. — June 6, Fri.
Memorial Day [holiday) May 30, Fri.
Commencement exercises June 14, Sat.
195<J — SUMMER SESSION
Entrance examinations J unc 3, Tues. —June 6, Fri.
Registration June 16, Mon.
Instruction begins June '7, Tues.
Independence n.i\ [classes dismissed] July I, Fri.
Summei i ion examinations Aug. 8, Fri. Aug. ( >, Sat.
1958 — FIRST SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Sept. 2, Tues. — Sept. 5, Fri.
Freshman week and registration Sept. 8, Mon. — Sept. 13, Sat.
Instruction begins Sept. 15, Mon.
Thanksgiving vacation begins Nov. 26, Wed., 1 p.m.
Thanksgiving vacation ends Dec. 1, Mon., 1 p.m.
Illinois Day (State admitted to the Union, 1818) Dec. 3, Wed.
Christmas vacation begins Dec. 20, Sat., 1 p.m.
Christmas vacation ends Jan. 5, Mon., 8 a.m.
Study Day (classes dismissed) Jan. 15, Thurs.
Semester examinations Jan. 16, Fri. — Jan. 24, Sat.
1959 — SECOND SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Jan. 27, Tues. — Jan. 30, Fri.
Registration Feb. 2, Mon. — Feb. 4, Wed.
Instruction begins Feb. 5, Thurs.
University Day (University opened, 1868) March 2, Mon.
Spring vacation begins March 25, Wed., 1 p.m.
Spring vacation ends March 30, Mon., 1 p.m.
Honors Day (classes dismissed at noon) May 1, Fri.
Study Day (classes dismissed) May 26, Tues.
Semester examinations May 27, Wed. — June 5, Fri.
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30, Sat.
Commencement exercises June 13, Sat.
1959 — SUMMER SESSION
Entrance examinations June 2, Tues. — June 5, Fri.
Registration June 15, Mon.
Instruction begins June 16, Tues.
Independence Day (classes dismissed) July 4, Sat.
Summer session examinations Aug. 7, Fri. — - Aug. 8, Sat.
The College of Veterinary Medicine of the University
of Illinois was established in 1944. A professional
four-year course leading to the Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine (D.V.M.) degree was activated in 1948, and
the first class of the College was graduated in 1952.
During 1957, the College was advanced from an
undergraduate to a professional status.
Although one of the newer colleges of the University of
Illinois, the College is not a newcomer from the
standpoint of tradition. A course in veterinary science
was taught at the University as early as 1870, three
years after the institution was chartered as the Illinois
Industrial University. In 1899, a Department of
Veterinary Science was established in the College of
Agriculture. This department was replaced by the
Division of Pathology and Hygiene in 1917. Two years
later, a beef cattle barn at the south end of the campus
was remodeled and designated as the Animal
Pathology Laboratory and Clinic Building.
In 1927, a part-time program of extension teaching
was formally organized and emphasis was placed on
sanitation, herd and flock management, laboratory
aids in diagnosis, and the prevention and control of
infectious abortion in cattle and swine. Four years later,
the Illinois State Department of Agriculture began
cooperating with the Division of Animal Pathology
and Hygiene on routine diagnostic work for the entire
livestock industry of the state. A similar arrangement
is now in effect between the State Department of
Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
In 1940, the Division of Animal Pathology and Hygiene
became a Department in the College of Agriculture.
This unit was made one of the four departments
of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1944.
A major objective of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to aid
Illinois farmers in combating livestock diseases. The prevention and con-
trol of diseases of all species of animals is, however, the responsibility and
obligation of the College. This is accomplished, in part, by extensive
training of qualified students in the art and practice of veterinary medi-
cine. Another important objective is public health safety. A phase of
public health work involves suppressing diseases transmissible between
animals and human beings. Three major activities — teaching, public
service, and research — serve in the fulfillment of these objectives by the
Teaching is of two kinds — resident and extension. Resident teaching
is at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate levels. Extension
teaching is carried on largely in rural communities but reaches into urban
areas. It includes on-campus meetings, conferences, and special courses.
CLASS IN VETERINARY ANATOMY
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The service program incorporates the important funetions of disease
detection and diagnosis. Many people take advantage of the services pro-
vided by the large and small clinics, the diagnostic laboratory, and
ambulatory service. Operation of these services also provides valuable
teaching materials for students.
Research toward better means and methods of overcoming the
hazards and ravages of diseases is another important function of the Col-
lege. Many of the College's research projects are concerned with danger-
ous communicable diseases including studies on leptospirosis, tuberculosis,
brucellosis, and rabies — diseases transmissible from animals to man.
Metabolic and deficiency diseases require major investigations also.
The College now occupies the new veterinary medical basic sciences
unit located on Pennsylvania Avenue. The four-story, modern, brick
building, considered one of the finest of its type in the country, provides
offices, laboratories, and classrooms essential for teaching and research.
The veterinary medical students have access to the excellent Univer-
sity library and to other college libraries on the campus in addition to
their own library located on the second floor of the Veterinary Medicine
Building. The veterinary medical library contains approximately seven
thousand volumes covering the broad area which constitutes veterinary
medicine and related subjects.
A new and modern annex for diagnosis and research joins the main
The new Large Animal Clinic, a spacious unit of attractive design,
is located on Maryland Avenue south of the basic science unit. Completed
in October, 1955, it is designed to accommodate fifty large animal
patients. Included in this building are modern surgery and X-ray facil-
ities, pharmacy, recovery rooms, a room for spraying or dipping animals,
and a feed-storage room. The west side opens into an enclosed service
and exercise court.
The Small Animal Clinic remains in the old Veterinary Clinic build-
ing, located at Sixth Street and Taft Drive, until new small animal
facilities are added. These facilities will join the Large Animal Clinic
Much of the important research in veterinary medicine is conducted
by the Department of Veterinary Research in the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station. An eighty-acre farm on South Race Street, four miles from
the College, provides extensive facilities for research with various diseases.
>SS IN VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY
A minimum of two years of prcvcterinary medical instruction is re-
quired for admission to the College. Preveterinary students may register
in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Equivalent preveterinary
instruction may be taken at other recognized institutions. Preveterinary
medical training does not automatically guarantee admission to the Gol-
Applicants for admission to the College must present not less than
sixty semester hours of acceptable credit from a recognized college or
university. Hours earned in military training or physical education an-
not counted in this total. Each applicant must have a scholastic average
in his preveterinary medical work of at least 3.5 (C+).
Proficiency in the use of written English is required. Students who
receive grades of C or D in Rhetoric 102 or its equivalent are required
to pass an English qualifying examination. Those who fail to pass are
required to complete a semester course in Rhetoric 200.
Limitation of enrollment of students in the professional curriculum
is mandatory because of limited facilities. In selecting students lor admis-
sion, scholarship in preveterinary medical work and character references
are considered. Aptitude testing, professional and other, together with
persona] interviews also serve in the careful screening of students. Prefer-
ence is given to residents ol Illinois and to Illinois service veterans.
Applications lor admission to the school year which begins in Sep-
tember should be submitted before March I.
Furthei information regarding admission requirements may be ob-
tained b) writing t'» the Dean oi Admissions and Records, 100a Admin-
ion Building, University oi Illinois. Urbana, Illinois.
TO THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
(See page 14 of this catalog.)
Applicants for admission to the College of Veterinary
Medicine must present not less than sixty semester
hours of acceptable credit from a recognized college or
university. Hours earned in military training or physi-
cal education are not counted in this total. The sixty
semester hours must be distributed as follows:
Chemistry (including organic and quantitative analysis) 16
Biological Science (botany and general zoology) 8
Physics (including laboratory) 8
Foreign Language 6
English Composition and Rhetoric 6
Electives in not less than two of the following fields: economics
(including agricultural economics), fine arts, language, geog-
raphy, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psy-
chology, sociology, speech. Approximately one-half of these
credits should be in the social sciences 9
Free Electives 7
PREVETERINARY MEDICINE CURRICULUM
Specific courses and hours listed apply to preveterinary medicine students
attending the University of Illinois.
First Semester 15 to 18 Hours Second Semester 16 to 19 Hours
Rhetoric and Composition (Rhet. 101) 3 Rhetoric and Composition (Rhet. 102) 3
General Zoology (Zool. 101) 5 General Botany (Bot. 100) 4
General Chemistry (Chem. 101 or 102) . 5 or 3 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative
Trigonometry (Math. 114 or 104) 2 or 3 Analysis (Chem. 105) 5
Military (men) 1 Military (men) 1
Physical Education 1 Physical Education 1
Electives 2 Electives 4 to 7
First Semester 16 to 18 Hours Second Semester 16 to 18 Hours
General Physics (Physics 101) 5 General Physics (Physics 102) 5
Language 1 4 Language 1 4
Quantitative Analysis (Chem. 122), or Organic Chemistry (Chem. 133), or
Organic Chemistry (Chem. 133) 5 Quantitative Analysis (Chem. 122) 5
Military (men) 1 Military (men) 1
Physical Education 1 Physical Education 1
Electives 2 to 4 Electives 2 to 4
1 The student's attention is called to the advantages of continuing with the same foreign language
as was accepted for admission to the preveterinary curriculum. Four years of credit in lan-
guages in high school are accepted as fulfilling the requirement for two semesters of language.
The first two years in the College of Veterinary Medicine are de-
voted largely to basic professional subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry,
physiology, bacteriology, pathology, parasitology, and pharmacology.
These courses are the foundation for the applied work of the final two
years. In addition to the basic courses, selected courses are required in
animal science and dairy science.
The third year represents a transitional stage in the training of the
professional student. The courses are of semiapplied and applied nature
and form a bridge between the fundamental work of the first two years
and the clinical work of the fourth year. These courses include special
pathology, pharmacology, general and special surgery, diseases of small
animals, diseases of large animals, breeding problems and obstetrics,
plant and other poisonings, and clinical and laboratory practice.
In keeping with the modern trend in veterinary medical education,
approximately two-thirds of the instruction in the fourth year is in
clinical and laboratory practice. This gives students full opportunity to
apply knowledge gained in the classroom and laboratory to the diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of animal diseases. Courses in radiology,
diseases of poultry, infectious diseases of large animals, food hygiene and
public health, jurisprudence, business methods and ethics, and seminar
complete the period of formal education.
In the third and fourth years, the class is divided into groups which
rotate through the various clinical services. Each year the senior class
spends two days at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Experiment Station
at Robbs, Illinois, where the students participate in the fall round-up
and gain valuable experience in the handling and treating of range
cattle. During the spring semester, seniors take field trips to selected
packing and food processing plants in the Chicago and other areas. They
also have opportunity for practical observations and contact with public
health agencies and their activities; also with zoological gardens and
animal colonies for research.
Graduating seniors may apply for commissions in the Veterinary
Reserve Corps of the Army or Air Force, as well as in the United States
Public Health Service.
SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY
VETERINARY MEDICINE CURRICULUM
First Semester Credit Clock
Gross Anatomy (V.A. 311) 5 12
Histology and Embryology (V.A. 313) 5 10
Biochemistry (Chem. 354) 5 7
Principles of Feeding (An. Sci. 102). . 3 4
Total 18 33
Bacteriology and Immunology
(V.P.H. 323) 5 10
Parasitology (V.P.H. 324) 4 4
Parasitology (V.P.H. 327) 2 6
Physiology (V.P.P. 321) 4 7
Breeds and Market Classes of
Livestock (An. Sci. 103) 3 5
Total 18 32
Special Pathology (V.P.H. 326) 5 9
Diseases of Small Animals
(V.C.M. 331) 5 5
General Surgery (V.C.M. 335) 3 5
Clinical and Laboratory Practice
(V.C.M. 337) 2 8
Pharmacology (V.P.P. 330) 4 6
Total 19 33
Diseases of Poultry (V.P.H. 349) ... 3 3
Infectious Diseases of Large Animals
(V.C.M. 341) 5 5
Radiology (V.C.M. 343) 1 1
Seminar (V.C.M. 345) 1 1
Clinical and Laboratory Practice
(V.C.M. 347) 8 32
Total 18 42
Second Semester Credit Clock
Gross Anatomy (V.A. 312) 5 12
Histology and Embryology (V.A. 314) 5 10
General Microbiology (Bact. 300). . 5 9
Introduction to Animal Nutrition
(An. Nutr. 301) 3 3
Introduction to Dairy Production
(D.S. 100) 3 4
Total 21 38
General Pathology (V.P.H. 325). . . 5 9
Physiology (V.P.P. 322) 4 7
Pharmacology (V.P.P. 329) 3 3
Animal and Plant Genetics
(An.Sci.110) 3 3
Poultry Management (An. Sci. 304) . . 4 5
Total 19 27
Principles of Sanitation in the
Processing and Handling of
Foods (V.P.H. 332) 2
Breeding Problems and Obstetrics
(V.C.M. 333) 5
Diseases of Large Animals
(V.C.M. 334) 5
Special Surgery (V.C.M. 336) 5
Clinical and Laboratory Practice
(V.C.M. 338) 2
Poisonous Plants (Bot. 226) 2
Food Hygiene and Public Health
(V.P.H. 344) 5
Jurisprudence, Business Methods,
and Ethics (V.C.M. 340) 3
Seminar (V.C.M. 346) 1
Clinical and Laboratory Practice
(V.C.M. 348) 8
LARGE ANIMAL CLINIC
The degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is awarded to students
who have satisfactorily completed the two-year preveterinary medical
course and the four-year professional curriculum. The candidate must
have passing grades in all courses and must have an average of 3.0 or
better lor all courses taken in the veterinary curriculum. He must have
paid all indebtedness to the University. Students who have successfully
completed the second year of the veterinary curriculum are eligible for
the degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine.
A program of graduate study leading to advanced degrees — Master
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy — in Veterinary Medical Science is
nil. icd. Students may specialize in any of the subject areas of the College.
Etesean h programs are both fundamental and applied. The major objec-
tive of graduate study is to qualify the student for veterinary medical
research, teaching, and clinical specialities.
Grade designations are A, B, C, I), and E. I) is the lowest passing
grade and E is failure. The computation of individual averages is as
follows: A 5 points; l» 4; C 3; I) 2; and E = 1. The credil
points foi ;i (..ins. are computed l>\ multiplying the credil hours by the
< redil points of the letter grade.
TUITION AND FEES
There are certain fixed expenses that eaeh student should be prepared
to meet. The list below covers fixed fees and expenses for two semesters:
Tuition — Illinois residents $150.00
Laboratory, library, and supply fee 22.00
Hospital and medical service fee 14.00
Illini I 'nion service charge 14.00
Textbooks (approximate) 75.00
Supplies (approximate) 35.00
Total — Illinois residents $310.00
Students are not required to purchase microscopes.
Room and board costs vary from $605 to $750 yearly, depending on
the accommodations. University-owned residence halls provide both
room and board. A list of approved houses is available at the office of the
off-campus housing supervisor, located in Illini Hall (see page 21 for
further information) .
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine compete with other
University students for University honors and scholarships. In addition,
there are several scholarships exclusively for veterinary medical students,
including the following:
Dr. H. Preston Hoskins Scholarship. This scholarship is given an-
nually to the student editor for the coming year. Sponsoring organizations
are the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago
Veterinary Medical Association.
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship Award.
Fifty dollars is given to the senior student with the highest scholastic
average for the four-year professional course.
A number of prizes, including those listed below, are available to
stimulate initiative and offer financial reward to deserving College of
Veterinary Medicine students. Not all of these prizes are awarded each
Illinois Veterinary Alumni Association Award. Twenty-five dollars is
presented for proficiency in clinical medicine.
Dr. Lester E. Fisher Award. Fifty dollars is given for proficiency in
small animal clinical work.
Women's Auxiliary of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Award. Fifty dollars is presented to the student doing the most to ad-
vance the standing of the veterinary profession on campus.
Moss Essay Contest. The winner of first place in this contest receives
$25: second place, $15; and third place, $10.
STUDENT LOAN FUNDS
Certain loan funds have been established to aid University students.
These funds arc available to students in the College of Veterinary Medi-
cine. Usually loans are not made to students in their first year at the
The Women's Auxiliary of the American Veterinary Medical Asso-
ciation has a loan fund for worthy students in Veterinary Medicine.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
The Health Service of the University provides routine clinical, labora-
tory, and X-ray services for all students. Consultation is available on
personal matters of a medical nature and on dental and psychiatric
In addition, students are eligible for admission and may receive serv-
i< es as outpatients at McKinley Hospital, which operates on campus
under the Health Service. Hospitalization for students is covered by stu-
dent insurance. A Health Service physician is in residence at the hospital
after the regular hours of the Health Center. He provides emergency
service and admits patients to the hospital if they have not been seen
by a private physician prior to admission.
Many students work part-time while attending school. Because of the
larg< number of classroom hours required oi veterinary students, how-
ever, it is recommended thai outside work be kept at a minimum.
\i present, a few veterinary medical students are employed on the
rch farm as animal caretakers and as laboratory assistants in other
University departments. Such work offers both income and valuable
experience to the prospective veterinarian. Other veterinary students are
employed in hoard or board-and-room jobs. The student employment
office, a division of the Dean of Students' office, provides information and
assistance to the student who needs part-time work.
The Housing Division provides current information on all types of
accommodations for undergraduate, graduate, married, and single stu-
dents. It issues application forms for space in University-operated resi-
dence halls, provides lists of rooms available in other approved residences,
and supervises standards of safety, health, comfort, and study conditions
in housing units in which undergraduate and professional men and
Students are requested to contact the Housing Division by mail or
in person immediately after applying for admission to the University.
They will then receive copies of the Handbook of Student Housing, lists
of current vacancies, area maps, etc., and will be given definite instruc-
tions on how to apply for space in the particular type units in which they
are interested and which will best serve their individual needs.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Students in Veterinary Medicine center their activities around the
student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Similar
organizations, all sponsored by the A.V.M.A., are found at all recognized
veterinary schools and colleges in the United States and Canada. Faculty
and student representatives from each student chapter meet annually at
the national convention of the Association to discuss common problems.
Activities of the student chapter at Illinois include social gatherings
such as the annual freshman welcome, alumni dance, student-staff spring
picnic and spring dinner-dance. Guest speakers on many phases of vet-
erinary medicine and other subjects appear on semi-monthly programs.
The chapter sponsors intramural athletics teams such as basketball, foot-
ball, softball, and bowling.
Graduates of the College have formed the University of Illinois Vet-
erinary Medical Alumni Association. The Association is designed to
create broader professional acquaintances among the members, to provide
an opportunity for greater professional knowledge, to maintain contact
with the College, and to assist the faculty and student body.
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE STUDENT CHAPTER
OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Auxiliary of the Illinois student chapter is open to wives of vet-
erinary medical students. The auxiliary meets monthly in the auditorium
of the Veterinary Medicine Building to hear guest speakers on topics
related to the veterinary medical profession as well as other topics. One
member is offered the opportunity of attending the annual meeting of
the A.V.M.A., and the following semester, reports on the activities of
sister auxiliaries. Also, the group sponsors other social events such as
wives' banquet for husbands, a farewell party for wives, and other
Athletic facilities at the University include Memorial Stadium, which
seats 71,000 and serves for football games and track meets. The George
Huff Gymnasium is used for basketball and other University functions.
The Armory, with its cinder track and nets suspended from ceiling, per-
mits indoor track meets and early-season indoor baseball practice. Illinois
Field has freshman and varsity baseball diamonds, a quarter-mile track,
and tennis courts. The Ice Skating Rink is used for recreational skating
and physical education classes.
The Illini Union student activities organization is in charge of
many activities in the Illini Union Building and all campus activities at
Champaign-Urbana, such as Homecoming, Dad's Day, Mother's Day,
etc. The Illini Union Building has lounges, food services, meeting and
game rooms, browsing library, ticket sales and information desks, and
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERINARIANS
A wide horizon awaits graduates in veterinary medicine. Although
60 per cent of all veterinarians are engaged in some kind of practice,
there are also broad opportunities in the public service, teaching and
research, publi< health, national, state, and local regulatory and inspec-
tion a<ti\iti»s. lood sanitation and related activities. There are inereas-
needs and opportunities lor graduate veterinarians interested in
teaching, including extension and research, as a career. The commercial
world needs veterinary medical skill in the production ol biological and
pharmaceutical products, in the promotion and sale oi such products,
and in field sei \ i< e vvoi I
I Im United States Department of Agriculture maintains a lull-
time stafl ol about 1,500 veterinarians whose principal assignments con-
sist of inspecting meat in federally inspected parking plants and port,
and field work in animal disease detection, suppression, and eradication.
By inspecting animals before, at the time of, and after slaughter, as well
as during processing operations, veterinarians detect and bar from public
channels unsafe meat and meat products.
Other opportunities in the Department of Agriculture include stock-
yards supervision, poultry inspection, enforcement of import and export
regulations, research work on animal health problems, and licensing
supervision over the manufacture of serums and vaccines for animals.
The Army and Air Force also require a substantial number of
veterinarians for the inspection of foods, especially meat and dairy
products, to prevent unwholesome or poor-quality foods from being
served to troops; and for diagnosis and research. Other agencies that
employ veterinarians are the United States Public Health Service and
the Food and Drug Administration. United States veterinarians also
serve with international agencies such as the World Health Organization
and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau.
Many states and municipalities employ veterinarians for disease con-
trol and eradication work. They cooperate with federal and local veter-
inarians, private practitioners, and public health veterinarians in testing
cattle, inspecting sanitary conditions in packing houses, and in inspect-
ing meat, milk, and other animal food products.
Other opportunities of a more limited nature include work in zoos
and public parks, racing stables, animal colonies for medical and veter-
inary medical research, fur farming, circuses, on cattle ranches, and
with humane societies.
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
DR. FRANK F. ADAMS, MT. CARMEL
DR. W. J. ANGERER, ATKINSON
DR. PAUL GAMBREL, WINNEBAGO
DR. CECIL A. KRAKOWER, OAK PARK
DR. CLIFFORD A. LEMEN, WARRENSBURG
DR, E. E. LUTZ, CHAMPAIGN
MR. RUSSELL V. McKEE, WASHBURN
DR. A. GRANT MISENER, CHICAGO
DR. C. M. RODGERS, BLANDINSVILLE
MR. STILLMAN J. STANARD, SPRINGFIELD
MR. ALBERT WEBB, EWING
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-URBANA
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